Latino Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of Latino history, heritage, and tradition in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Latino contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include community gatherings, educational programs, gallery exhibits, and music, theater, and dance performances.
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Latino Heritage Month Celebration:
The Trailblazing Career of Mary Louise Schmidt
The Trailblazing Career of Mary Louise Schmidt: How the 1936 House and Garden Exhibition Became a Launching Pad for Innovative Small Homes in Los Angeles and Reshaped the Built Environment of California In 1936, little-known housing advocate and shrewd businesswoman Mary Louise Schmidt organized what might be the most significant architecture show of the 20th century — right here in Los Angeles. This free self-guided Trail map and research report explores the exteriors of the still-standing homes featured at…
Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War
ProQuest History Vault provides a wealth of key archival materials with a single search. Researchers can access digitized letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and many more primary sources. Collections are organized into three modules: Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records, Part 1 and Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records, Part 2.
African American History Month Collection- Videos
A collection of over 50 youtube videos ranging from Chicago House music through the Rodney King riots to an interview with RuPaul.
African American ALOUD Podcasts
Numerous African American-related events have taken place at the Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series. Explore those conversations online.
The History Makers Digital Archive
The History Makers Digital Archive is an easy-to-use online database of thousands of African American interviews from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. This resource provides high-quality video content, fully searchable transcripts, and unique content from individuals whose life stories would have been lost were it not for the History Makers.